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Vital Statistics Forms of Identifications

As of January 1, 2013, the City of Edinburg no longer accepts Matricula Consular as a form of identification. 


All applicants for certificates must present proof of identity satisfactory to the department. All documents must be verifiable. There are three categories of documents that may be presented to establish proof of identity.  A copy will be made of the identification and retained with the certificate order.  While the authenticity of the identification presented by the customer is to be determined by the processor and the department, the following rules regarding acceptable identification must be followed: 

PRIMARY IDENTIFICATION - These items are complete within themselves and require no supporting instruments. All of these may not be expired for more than 90 days and must include a photo 

Most Common Primary Identifications: 

  • Drivers License from a U.S. state
  • Federal or State ID card
  • Military ID card
  • U.S. passport book or card
Other Acceptable Primary Identifications: 

  • License of Carry a Handgun
  • Pilot's License
  • Law Enforcement employment ID (federal, state, or city) 
  • Offender ID issued be the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or an ID from a federal or U.S. State Correctional facility or institution
  • Department of Homeland Security, United State Citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS) issued: 
    • Employment Authorization Document (EAD) 
    • Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
    • Travel documents:
      • Re-entry permit
      • Refugee travel document
      • Advance parole
    • SENTRI card
    • U.S. citizen ID card
  • U.S. Department of State issued:
    • Border Crossing Card (BCC) - B1 for business or pleasure or B2 medical purposes
    • Visa 
See Title 25 Texas Administrative Code §181.28 for complete details on qualified applicant identification and supporting documentation requirements